Tired of the same old cafe hopping and want to look for something fun to do? Board game cafés are the perfect solution! Bond with your friends over a game of Scrabble or put your friendship to the test by playing a game of Resistance (..trust no one). You can easily spend hours here and what better way to exercise your brain if not through trivia and quests? Check out these board game cafés in KL & PJ where you can enjoy good tabletop games over the weekend.
Board Games Cafe In KL & PJ You Need To Visit
1. Upper Room Boardgame Cafe
This comfortable and cozy cafe is calling you and your pals to head on over right this instant. They have a variety of board games for you to choose from and even though the games are the highlight, their food is delicious too. Besides, they have great hospitality – they’re more than happy to explain how a game works if you’re unsure, so don’t be shy and ask away!
Address : 18-1, Jalan Menara Gading 1, Taman Connaught, 56000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours : Mon – Sat (except Wedn) 11:30pm – 12am, Sun 4pm – 12am , Wedn (Closed)
Price : RM 12 (2 hours ) + RM 4 for the whole day *subject to changes*
Facebook : UpperRoom Boardgames
2. Number Eight Board Games & Cafe
Formerly known as Papangames, they have rebranded themselves as the new Number Eight. They have over 400 games, you’ll definitely be spoilt with choices and you bet that time is going to fly by fast. With a bright and comfortable interior, this place is great for big group activities. A tip for you guys: remember to opt for the day pass which is definitely worth it if you’re gonna be there for a relatively long time (and a great time)!
Address : 17-2, Jalan PJU 5/10, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours : Tues – Fri 5pm -1am, Sat -Sun 2pm -1am , Mon (Closed)
Price : RM 18 (2 hours) / RM 23 (whole day) *subject to changes*
Facebook : Number Eight Board Games & Cafe
3. Meeples European Board Game Cafe
Carrying products of over more than 150 game publishers from different countries and 400 game titles available to play store, Meeples is surely the leading board game café in Malaysia. The place is always jam-packed with patrons especially students, but who could blame them when games are the best stress reliever. Their prices may be slightly steeper than other cafes, but be sure to check out their offers which can save you some cash! If you plan to visit their café regularly, remember to apply as a member and play at a discounted price.
Address : 64, 1, Jalan SS 15/4d, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours :Tues – Fri 5pm -1am, Sat -Sun 2pm -1am , Mon (Closed)
Price : Non member RM18 (2hours), Member RM15 (2hours) *subject to changes*
Facebook : Meeples Cafe
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4. Vivae Board Game Cafe
Another café for all the board game enthusiasts out there – this place has a diversified board game selection and that’s not the only thing to be excited about, their food options are quite extensive too! Vivae’s menu focuses mainly on Western and Japanese cuisine so if you’re a fan of both, you’re in for a treat. From classic spaghetti carbonara to chicken katsu don, these are great for refuelling after a tough gaming session.
Address : 18A, Jalan SS 21/62, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating hours : Tues – Fri 5pm – 1am , Sat 12pm -1am, Sun 12pm-10pm, Mon (Closed)
Price : RM10 (1 hour) / RM15 (2 hour) / RM 20 (Whole Day) *subject to changes*
Facebook: Vivae Board Game Cafe
5. Time To Game
Their name itself is convincing enough – it’s time to game! They have numerous board games and with their spacious and relaxing atmosphere, everyone who has been here said they had a fun time without a doubt. If you’ve ever seen an Instagram post with a snakes-and-ladders backdrop and wondered where to find it, it’s probably here, making sure you take a picture for the memory to last.
Address : NO 1-5, PV128, Jalan Genting Kelang, Taman Danau Kota, 53300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours : Mon- Sun (except Tues) 5pm – 1am, Tues (Closed)
Price : RM15/pax (whole day) *subject to changes*
Facebook: Time To Game Board Game Cafe
6. Tabletop Board Game Cafe
We have good news for you! This café charges a fixed price for the entire day and it’s reasonable too. Now you have an even better reason to stay a while longer and cut yourself some slack – everyone needs a break from time to time. If you’re not familiar with board games, they’ll be there to recommend one that will likely suit your preference.
Address : 10-2, Jalan Radin Bagus 7 , Bandar Baru Seri Petaling
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Operating hours : Mon- Fri (except Tues) 5pm-10pm, Sat 12am-11pm, Sun 12pm-10pm , Tues (Closed) *subject to changes*
Price : RM 17/ pax (Whole day)
Facebook: Table Top Board Game Cafe
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7. Boardgame Depot
Gotta add this homely place to the list, especially for first timers! They have over 300 unique Euro designer board games and here’s the twist: there’s over 20,000 secondhand English novels which you can buy and rent as well. Share your love for books or games, or even better, BOTH! Cap off your day with a few rounds of Splendor (and more) while munching on yummy snacks.
Address : 16, Lorong Ara Kiri 3, Lucky Garden, 59100 Bangsar, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hour : Thurs-Sun 12pm – 9pm
Price : RM4/hr *subject to changes*
Facebook : Boardgame Depot
8. All Aboard Community Gaming Centre
Busy during the weekend? Cure your Monday blues at All Aboard. This place works a bit differently as their charges are based on per boardgame instead of per pax. So, bring along as many friends as you can and you’re going to get a good deal out of it. Still unsure about what game(s) to play, despite their wide selection? Check out their Facebook page where they’ll feature a new game every month!
Address : 40-2, Jalan SS22/25, Damansara Jaya, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Operating Hours : Mon – Fri (except Tues) 6pm-11pm , Sat 2pm -11pm, Sun 2pm -11:30pm, Tues (Closed)
Price : Varies between board games
Facebook : All Aboard Community Gaming Centre
This is the ideal place for board game players to unite. Forming a community is key here and if you’re deciding to host a game night and bond over a simple (…or not) board game, this is a great starting point. You can also purchase games at one of the cheapest prices in Selangor, as suggested by avid players. Their staff is knowledgeable in almost every aspect of board games and you can bet that they love them as much as their clients do. Do take note that they only accept reservations, so be sure to make an appointment before you go!
Address : 157-1, Jalan Lancang (opposite Taman Midah MRT station, Taman Sri Bahtera, 56100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours : By appointment
Facebook : Boardgamecafe.net
Board Games Cafe In KL & PJ You Need To Visit
So, I hope you don’t have any plans this weekend (yet). Switch things up a little and try something fun instead! Be sure to leave a comment below and tell us what is your favourite board game or other board game cafes to visit.